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Political Science

Location(s): Salem Campus, Chemeketa Polk, Yamhill Valley Campus, Chemeketa Woodburn, Chemeketa Online

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For discipline outcomes, see General Education Outcomes-Social Science .

Political science is the study of politics, governments, public policy, political behavior, and power from local, state, national, international, and comparative perspectives. Political science courses help students develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills which are essential to your future success as a student and a professional. A background in political science is valuable for citizenship and political action, as well as for a wide variety of future careers in government, law, business, media, teaching, and public service among others.

Chemeketa offers a number of political science courses. Some of these courses can be used to fulfill the Social Science requirements of the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree and the Associate of Science Transfer degrees in Business and Computer Science. See Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) Degree Requirements , Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (ASOT-BUS) , and Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Computer Science (ASOT-CS)  for a complete listing.

Oregon’s state universities offering Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science are Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University.

As a student, you are responsible for learning the departmental requirements of the school to which you plan to transfer. Consult with Chemeketa Advising and First Year Programs staff or a Chemeketa Political Science faculty advisor. Also, you should make early contact with an advisor at the institution to which you plan to transfer to learn of any possible changes in an academic area.

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